European Heritage Day is a unique holiday that allows you to immerse yourself in the history of Europe and learn many Interesting facts previously hidden. It is held annually on September 13th.
The history of European Heritage Days begins in 1984 in France. This event was organized with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture. The main goal is to involve as many people as possible in the study of the history of their hometowns, ethnic culture, and heritage of the peoples living on the continent.
On this day, various events are held that acquaint visitors with the history of the country, conduct a tour of the sights that are closed to the public on ordinary days. It is necessary to show people the close connection of times and encourage them to preserve historical monuments as part of the cultural heritage.
- This holiday is celebrated by 50 countries that have signed the European Cultural Convention.
- All events of a similar plan, held in different countries, were combined into one holiday in 1991.
- A similar holiday is celebrated in other countries. For example, in Chile, a similar event is held on the last Sunday in May.
How to take part
On this holiday, you can go with your family or friends to any city in Europe that interests you and immerse yourself in its history for the whole day. Don’t forget to bring your camera to take memorable pictures of the sights in the background.
The guides will tell ancient legends and interesting stories related to the landmarks of the city. Holding European Heritage Days allows people to study history not from an encyclopedia, but in real life. Don’t miss this opportunity!
When is European Heritage Days celebrated in 2023?
European Heritage Days is observed on September 13 each year.